June 1, 2024

The ‘Hermanitas’ Graduate to A Bright Future

“MANA de San Diego helps provide support and guidance for young Latinas to help prepare for college. NBC 7’s Dita Quinones explains how the graduates are beating the odds by showing up.”

By Dita Quinones

May 4, 2024

MANA de San Diego Disappointed by Language Used by Brigette Browning, Local Union Leader 

Statement from MANA de San Diego in response to language used by Brigette Browning, Local Union Leader. 

April 18, 2024

Legislation to Empower First Generation College Students Advances in the Assembly

“Assembly Bill 2953, authored by Assemblymember David Alvarez (D-San Diego) has been passed by the California Assembly Committee on Higher Education. This legislation seeks to alleviate hurdles to higher education access for first generation students in California.” 

Assembly Bill 2953 is supported by MANA de San Diego (Sponsor). 

April 8, 2024

ACR 147 (Alvarez) – California’s First-Generation College Celebration Day

MANA de San Diego supports David Alvarez’s bill to recognize November 8th, 2024 as “California’s First-Generation College Celebration Day”  in order to recognize the importance of first-generation college students.

ACR 147 (Alvarez) Fact Sheet 

March 8, 2024

Girl Scouts San Diego celebrates International Women’s Day with community partners

Girl Scouts San Diego honors International Women’s Day with community partners and local stakeholders. 

By Rhea Caoile

January 20, 2024

San Diego Nonprofit Giving Latina Students EMT/Paramedic Training

MANA de San Diego partners with American Medical Responses (AMR) and Southwestern College to provide participants in the Hermanitas Program hands-on experience on what it is like to be a first responder. 

By Adonis Albright for NBC7 San Diego

January 3, 2024

More Latinas are starting businesses than ever before. Here’s who can help.

MANA’s Director of Grants and Research Cristina Sanzhez-Kerr says nationally, Latinas are starting more businesses than ever before.

By Ariana Cohen for CBS8 San Diego

November 7, 2023

Record Financial Assistance Helps “Bridge the Gap” as Covered California Launches 2024 Open-Enrollment Campaign

MANA de San Diego joins Jessica Altman, Executive Director of Covered California, Elizabeth Ramirez, Executive Director of The Chicano Federation, and Senator Steve Padilla to help discuss the importance of open enrollment season and urge our community to explore affordable insurance plans by Covered California. 

By Covered California

July 8, 2023

Fundación de San Diego otorga becas a estudiantes de universidad

La San Diego Foundation ha anunciado su compromiso de apoyar a más de 1000 estudiantes de bajos recursos a través de su Programa de Becas Comunitarias para sus estudios en colegios y universidades. Este programa, considerado el más grande de su tipo en California, ha otorgado más de 49 millones de dólares a más de 13,000 estudiantes locales desde su lanzamiento en 1997. – KSDY

By Xavier Torres KSDY

December 8, 2022

Líderes locales de San Diego hacen un llamado a la comunidad para cerrar la brecha salarial de las mujeres latinas

MANA  de San Diego reunio a lideres locales para convocar una conferencia de prensa sobre la  igualdad salarial de las mujeres latinas en la región.

Por Elizabeth Baca para KSDY

December 8, 2022

Latina Equal Pay Day is a reminder that Latina paychecks fall far bellow their male counterparts

MANA  de San Diego was joined by  Latinas to mark Latina Equal Pay Day with the help of local leaders including San Diego County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Nora Vargas & City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.

By Kitty Alvarado for KPBS

December 8, 2022

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Latinas make $.57 to every $1 earned by a white man

MANA  de San Diego was joined by  Latinas to mark Latina Equal Pay Day with the help of local leaders including San Diego County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Nora Vargas & City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.

By Elizabeth Sanchez for CBS8

December 4, 2022

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas paved way for other Latina leaders

Mary Salas, shares the impact that MANA de San Diego had in her life. 

By Tammy Murga for the San Diego Union Tribune

November 29, 2022

Stop the Hate MANA

MANA  de San Diego is helping daughters of Latino immigrants further their career through their many programs. 

Aired on XEWT Channel 12 TELEVISA Newscast

November 22, 2022

Thank you for supporting our work and our community

Poala Hernandez-Jiao shares about the San Diego Union Tribune’s support for the Latina Success Conference

By Luis Cruz, Paola Hernandez-Jiao for the San Diego Union Tribune

November 11, 2022

Public Defender deems South County teens ‘Remarkable’

Hermanita alumna Lucia Perez Valles earned the Remarkable Teen Award in Social Conscience.

By Albert Fulcher for The Star News

November 6, 2022

Credit union named ‘Latina Friendly’

California Coast Credit Union was selected from 16 finalists as the recipient of the inaugural Latina Friendly Workplace Award by MANA de San Diego.

By Laura Groch for the San Diego Union Tribune

September 17, 2022

 Adela Garcia talks about the Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP) and its impact on the Latino community on ABC Channel 10 News. 

June 24, 2022

MANA de San Diego Statement on the Overturn of Roe. V Wade

A message from our Executive Director, Dr. Inez Gonzalez Perezchica


December 18, 2021

MANA de San Diego awards $36K in gift cards and relief funds for Hermanitas in need

60 Hermanitas, or little sisters, along with their mentors gathered at Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park for a celebration.

By Ariana Cohen for Ch. 8 

October 11, 2021

San Diego Mayor announces appointees to reactivated Youth Commission

MANA de San Diego youth mentorship program, Hermanitas, participant Perla Pulido announced to Mayor Todd Gloria’s commission

By Morgan Cook for the San Diego Union Tribune

October 5, 2021

MANA de San Diego Brindis Gala

MANA de San Diego celebrated it’s 35th anniversary Oct. 2nd during its bi-annual Brindis Gala at the Rooftop of Jamul Casino.

By Brian White for CBS8

September 29, 2021

We Need More Latinas Serving on Boards, on Commissions and in Elected Office

The Latina Success Leadership Program created by Belzer and Auso from the Center for Creative Leadership, a top global leadership institute, is delivered annually and consists of four sessions over a four-month period. The sessions focus on empowerment, networking and resilience, personal branding and civic engagement.

Adela Garcia for the San Diego Union Tribune

September 29, 2021

MANA de San Diego has empowered local Latinas for 35 years

There is value in knowing our history. MANA de San Diego, a local community organization of mostly Latinas, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week.

Inez Gonzalez for the San Diego Union Tribune

September 9, 2021

MANA de San Diego empowers young Latinas

San Diego Gas & Electric Company has been supporting MANA de San Diego programs, which include Hermanitas and the Latina Success Conference, for over a decade. 

A handful of SDG&E employees work as mentors and volunteers to help guide these young women

By Brian White for CBS8

August 17, 2021

‘Everyone Went Through Something’: What San Diego Seniors Say About Going Back to School

NBC 7 sat down with four San Diego County high schoolers, including two senior Hermanitas Jackie and Lucia, from the class of ’22.

Monica Dean for NBC7

July 29, 2021

MANA de San Diego Alumna Gives Back to nonprofits in SD Community.

Cristina Sanchez-Kerr, and The Arboreta Group, are the primary grant writers for MANA de San Diego and they play an important role in bringing in necessary funding for their programs.

By Brian White for CBS8

July 16, 2021

Latinas in San Diego still face barriers in the workforce, survey shows

A survey released this week by MANA de San Diego highlights the barriers Latinas face at the workplace, including discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as additional challenges for those who also have caregiving responsibilities.

By Alexandra Mendoza for The San Diego Union Tribune

July 12, 2021

Study finds Latinas underrepresented in corporate America

MANA de San Diego commissioned a study conducted by the Kim Center for Social Balance looking at four metric areas impacting Latinas in the workforce, including workplace environment, advancement and compensation, policies and organizational support, and supervisor relationships.

By Salvador Rivera for Fox 5 San Diego

July 12, 2021

Survey Highlights Inequalities Faced By Latinas In San Diego’s Workforce

regional survey of Latinas in San Diego County’s workforce revealed the discrimination Latinas face in San Diego workplaces.

MANA De San Diego,  partnered with the Kim Center to launch the first-ever survey.

By Alexandra Rangel for KPBS

June 7, 2021

MANA de San Diego awards $62,000 to local Latinas pursuing higher education

MANA de San Diego (MANASD) will award $62,000 in scholarships to local Latinas pursuing higher education, the organization announced Wednesday. MANA scholarship participants attend some of California’s top universities and colleges. The program has handed out more than $500,000 to more than 500 Latinas.

By Shauni Lyles for CBS8

June 4. 2021

Hermanitas Youth Mentorship Program

A group of Latina high school graduates is ready to take on the world, all thanks to some dedicated women who began mentoring them back in middle school.

By KFMB-Tv CBS8.com

March 23, 2021

San Ysidro Health Leader Reflects On Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Community

Ana Melgoza of San Ysidro Health speaks to KBPS on impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on community and her involvement in MANA de San Diego

By Brooke RuthMaureen Cavanaugh

December 15, 2020

June 26, 2020

Mana De San Diego’s new executive director brings a vision to expand social equity for Latinas

New Executive Director of MANA de San Diego, Inez González Perezchica, brings her vision to the local non-profit organization. 

By KUSI Newsroom

June 24, 2020

Inez González Perezchica named new executive director of MANA de San Diego

New Executive Director named to head the local chapter of MANA. Meet Inez González Perezchica and hear her vision for the organization. 

By SD Metro Magazine 

May 5, 2020

UCLA-bound student finds help in Hermanitas program

Sofia Perez Valle, an Hermanitas alumna, talks to Star News about her transition to UCLA and how MANA de San Diego Hermanitas Mentorship Program has helped her stay grounded. 

By Albert Fulcher


Dec 15, 2020

COVID-19 has affected a high proportion of Latinas, advocates say

Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas presents findings from a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report at a MANA de San Diego press-conference on COVID-19.

By Alexandra Mendoza


September 9th, 2020

The Sky’s the Limit: MANA de San Diego Empowers Latinas to Lead

Voice of San Diego profiles MANA de San Diego’s Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP) 

By Annelise Jolley

June 1st, 2019

Hermanitas mentoring program sends Latina students to college with confidence

The San Diego Union Tribune profiles the success of our The Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program. 

By Wendy Fry